RESUME AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
"Creating a blizzard in the heat of summer was Rodney’s task in Silent Night, a story based on World War Two events starring Linda Hamilton and shot for Hallmark Entertainment. As The Hollywood Reporter noted “...under Rodney Gibbons' sure hand, there is also grit and a few gut- wrenching scenes of suffering mixed in with the poignancy, coating the proceedings in a believable sheen.” For his work on Silent Night, Rodney was nominated for a Gemini Award in the Best Director category.
For Hallmark Rodney also directed and wrote the final shooting scripts for a series of MOW’s based on the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries, starring Gemini Award winners Matt Frewer and Kenneth Welsh. These included The Hound of the Baskervilles and an original story, The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire, for which he also wrote the screenplay.
Other feature length films Rodney directed include The Neighbor, a CBS MOW starring Oscar winning actor Rod Steiger; The Pact, an HBO MOW starring Ryder Strong, and John Heard; Owd Bob for the Disney Channel starring James Cromwell and Colm Meaney; and the Warner Bros theatrical release Little Men, starring Mariel Hemingway and Chris Sarandon. Little Men also inspired a TV series of the same name.
Rodney's other screenwriting credits include Digger, released theatrically by Paramount Pictures with Leslie Nielsen and Olympia Dukakis, and Captive, starring Michael Ironside. He was also story editor on the mini- series Race to Mars for Discovery Channel.
Before directing and writing Rodney was Director of Photography for many years, shooting TV ads, music videos and twenty feature films. These latter include the cult horror My Bloody Valentine released by Paramount and the Sci-Fi thrillers Screamers and Scanners 2 released by Columbia Pictures. A full list is available on request."